Cancer is on the Run, Dr Hugh is on the Job and Kristina is Napping.

Hi everyone. This is Marcus, I’m the guy Kristina is usually making fun of on this blog.

Dr Hugh


I just wanted to make sure everyone knows that she is recovering well.  She had a rough first day and night due to nausea and her pain medications not working.  As you can see, she’s resting comfortably now. She might kill me when she finds out I posted a pic of her sleeping, but I wanted you all to rest assured her surgeon has made sure that she’ll continue to receive great post-operative care at home. He and his OR team commissioned Hugh and gave him his new uniform.  She woke up in the recovery unit to Hugh dressed in this outfit

In all seriousness, thank you all for being so kind and supportive of her.  She always says she has the best blog readers, and you all have certainly proven that. Let’s all drink a bourbon toast tonight in hope that her pathology shows the margins on the excised tissue are clean, and that there’s no lymph node involvement, so she can avoid chemotherapy.

16 Comments on Cancer is on the Run, Dr Hugh is on the Job and Kristina is Napping.

  1. Stacy
    May 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm (2 years ago)

    Marcus! You are a gentleman and a scholar – as my father would say. (It is the highest of compliments and accolades.) Thank you for the update. You are our collective knight in shining armor! Pouring a DOUBLE bourbon right now. We all must do our part.

  2. Jennifer
    May 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Keeping Kristina in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Alicia (foodycat)
    May 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Her robe is so cute! Pouring a drink now to toast you both (it’s champagne actually – a rare treat!)

  4. Darlynne
    May 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Bourbon it is. Thank you for the update and picture. You, and Hugh, are so thoughtful. A toast to more good news.

  5. Bettejo
    May 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm (2 years ago)


    Thanks so much for the update! I’m glad she’s resting now.
    Praying for amazing test results. Not everyone has their own private physician.

  6. Anita
    May 24, 2013 at 2:41 pm (2 years ago)

    you and Hugh are the two sweetest and cutest nurses. thanks for the update. I’ve been wondering but didn’t want to call or text and wake her up.

    • Tanaz
      May 24, 2013 at 5:55 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you to both you and Hugh for taking such a good care of her. If I ever end up in the damn hospital, I want a nurse as cute as Hugh. Since I was told to avoid liquor due to my damn GI problems, I’ll pour a cup of something boring and bland for me and I have every appendage crossed and hoping for clear margins and no lymph node involvement.

  7. Marta Brysha
    May 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Hey Marcus, thanks for the update. Tell Christina that she looks beautiful in the photo and with Hugh watching over her she will make a complete and safe recovery. xxx

    • Dawn
      May 25, 2013 at 12:10 am (1 year ago)

      I was thinking the same thing, how beautiful she looks. Hope you have someone there to support you in supporting her.

  8. Georgette
    May 24, 2013 at 7:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Marcus, thank you so much for the update and so cute photo of our sweet Kristina and of course her loyal sidekick and now licenced LPN, Hugh. :) So good to hear all is going well and sending positive thoughts that the tests will be favorable. How are you doing? The stress of dealing with a loved ones pain and health issues wears greatly, so please take care of yourself too. Sending love and positive energy your and Kristina’s way….and of course Hugh too! <3

  9. The Modern Gal
    May 29, 2013 at 10:28 am (1 year ago)

    Love Hugh’s outfit.

    Toasting to clear margins!

  10. Laura
    June 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm (1 year ago)

    Good thoughts and hugs from this corner. Shots of bourbon too!

  11. Heidi
    June 19, 2013 at 2:15 pm (1 year ago)

    Thinking so much about you. Hope you are recovering and you are well soon again!! Hugs from Europe..

  12. robynski
    July 29, 2013 at 11:32 pm (1 year ago)

    Heard from Kristina this morning via instagram! I was so happy to see a pic from her. Stay strong, both of you and know there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of this struggle. Hugs and see you strong and healthy soon!


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